Mary Oliver has published fifteen volumes of poetry and five books of prose in the span of four decades, but she rarely performs her poetry in live readings. Now, with the arrival of At Blackwater Pond, Mary Oliver has given her audience what they've longed to hear: the poet's voice reading her own work. In this beautifully produced audiobook, Mary Oliver has recorded forty of her favorite poems, nearly spanning the length of her career, from Dream Work through her newest volume, New and Selected Poems, Volume Two.
©2006 Mary Oliver (P)2011 Random House Audio
I love Mary Oliver's poetry and thought it would be wonderful to hear her read her own work. Unfortunately, I found her narration quite dry and I could not complete this book.
Eloquent, Thoughtful, Vivid
Well I could list every book I ever read by Mary Oliver, which is lots, but this is the only I've read with my ears, and the ear bone is so old and wise. So nothing.
Her voice is like dripping nectar at times.
Hearing Wild Geese aloud made me forgive myself and loosen up any exterior standards I have, for I do not have to be good! The Buddha's Last Instruction had a similar release.
I have listened to this so many times, I know about half of it by memory, by a usually water logged memory.
Stunningly beautiful poetry for any lover of great writing, but it certainly brings a unique depth to the experience that can only come with having spent some time on Earth.
Great poetry read by the author. Best of all possible events.
"Her grave" brought back memories of my favorite dog.
No character were Involved.
No film options come to mind
Poetry needs to be more available in audio books.
A gifted poet, Mary Oliver's visceral and humble writing style invites you to join her daily walks and introduces you to her observations and friends in nature. Beautifully written and read.
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